Armenia has been confirmed as the host country for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Just two days after winning the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Armenia has been confirmed as the hosts of the 2022 contest. Armenia will be hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second time, having first hosting the contest back in 2011. Maléna won the 2021 contest with “Qami Qami” narrowly beating Poland to victory in Paris.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, commented that:
‘Armenia’s cool, classy, contemporary winner set a new standard for the competition. Their enthusiasm for the event is unmatched and we are excited that AMPTV want to host the 20th edition of the JESC next year. We look forward to working with them on planning a very special anniversary edition of the show.’
The EBU Director General Noel Curran added his views stating:
‘We were thrilled to see Armenia win their 2nd Junior Eurovision in Paris this weekend and congratulate Maléna and AMPTV’s hard working delegation on their stunning victory. We welcome the enthusiasm from our Armenian member for hosting the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and are anticipating a great collaboration between the EBU and AMPTV over the coming months.’
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television, that will host the 2022 contest shared:
‘From the very first day we released Qami Qami we believed in Malena’s victory and were looking forward to hosting this major event. Armenians are very excited about our comeback into the Eurovision family, and even more thrilled to host this spectacular event next year. Welcome to Armenia!’
A number of countries have already expressed an interest or confirmed participation:
Image Source: Andres Putting / EBU | Source: JuniorEurovision.tv